A few of this week’s Trail Angels

I’m only 1 week into the hike and have already met so many amazing people. Whether it’s food, a ride into town, or inspiration, these people have sure made my first 77 miles a lot more fun!



Eric and Karen let me put my ripe body and pack in their nice car. They gave me a ride into Hiawasee (even though they were going the opposite direction).



Hunter completed a thru-hike in 2013. I could see the joy and peace that his hike brought him as he shared stories of near-death experiences, and must-visit all-you-can-eat buffets on the Trail.


  • Reply Steve April 24, 2016 at 10:55 pm

    Gabe, great to see you are progressing down the trail!! Hey this is Steve, I met you at Stover Creek Shelter, your first night on the trail. Maybe one day I will be fortunate enough to do my thru hike. Until then, I will have to do it vicariously through your adventure. Good luck, I know you will finish because you have the look.

    • Reply Gabriel April 30, 2016 at 12:42 am

      Thanks for the vote of confidence Steve and it was great to meet you! ( I also know I’m gonna make it, but I think that “look” of impending success was just me feeling gassy after a dehydrated dinner?)

      • Reply Steve May 1, 2016 at 3:30 pm

        Good one, it took me a while to stop laughing at that one. I know what you mean about the trail food, if we could bottle the effects then we would be pretty fuel efficient.

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